Saturday, February 26, 2011

Asparagus season



Fun to hunt for, yummy to eat.

13 comments:

Trish said...

Mmm, yes, yummy indeed. The only asparagus we have here is in the grocery store and it's from California, or something. Not quite the same, I'm sure.

Hula Girl at Heart said...

We LOVE asparagus in this house. Looks great!

elpadawan said...

You should feel very lucky that you can have wild asparagus like that. I've never seen any :S

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Oh my. Oh my. Oh my. To see something green growing out of the ground - it would make me weep. Now, if I could EAT it too, well I'd save the weeping for after the munching. Pass the butter...

kate said...

Yum! How did you prepare and eat these? Make my mouth water!

mmichele said...

have to say, i looked at the wrinkly stalked asparagus at the store today and gave it a pass. i am a wee bit jealous.

Anonymous said...

WOW!
Wild aspargus stalks and the almond blossoms
LOVELY
I'm struck by Ezra Pound's poem once again which hasn't sprung to mind for years! GM

oreneta said...

Trish, sadly, no, not quite the same. I like it best eaten straight when it's picked, though there are two types, the greener and some that are purpleish...the purple ones aren't good raw. Sort of grab at your throat.

Hula, this one too...mmmm.

ElP, I'll take some photos of it growing. I had never seen it before I came here.

Bodhi...one day, not too long. You've made it almost to the end of February....

Kate, I made a truita. Tortilla in Spanish, but not the Mexican type if you follow me. With eggs.

Mmichele, I'd pass too.

GM, now I have to go and look up a poem! How sweet is that.

kate said...

Sounds good! When I was living in Costa Rica, the señora I lived with would sometimes make a "torta de huevo" with asparagas-- it was like an omelet with some stalks of aspargas in the middle-- I think she coated them in flour first.

My favorite way to eat asparagas is grilled (a grill pan on the range will do) with coarse sea salt. But they're good with eggs, too. And wild ones are likely good any way!

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oreneta said...

Hmmm, I have never tried grilled asparagus, that's a thought. I made it like the tortilla (truita) de patates that you get all over Catalonia and I assume Spain.....except no patates, just asparagus.

thecatalanway said...

that sounds lovely - where does it grow - over here? I've never seen it wild. I usually cook it in the oven - just rubbed over with olive oil and if I am doing something else I throw the asparagus in as well to make good use of the oven heat. Nice grilled too which I only started after moving here. My least favourite is my old way of sort of boiling up standing up in water. Kx

oreneta said...

They do grow around here, no idea if they grow in Granollers, but I imagine so...though they are probably a little later. I will try and take some photos of some on site if you like, I found a bunch more today and picked it for a friend. I should try the oven technique too.